Thursday, 28 April 2011



Welcome to another Vintage Thursday!

I don't really need to do much explaining with these, they're all beautiful as I'm sure you'll see!

I will be sorting these via shop, including the links and prices!





All found at www.packhouse.com



French shabby chic chest of drawers
 £295
Height is 700cm so is perfect for bedrooms with similar styles furniture!




Belle noir shabby chic chest of drawers
£880
This stands at 850cm tall. This is truly gorgeous and will stand out in any beautiful bedroom, whether modern or filled with other vintage goodies. It's unusual to find black furniture of this style. This chest of drawers is in oak with a distressed shabby chic finish in black and lacquered for protection. 6 large drawers and 3 small drawers with brass handles and knobs and a natural oak top.



Console table
£395
This stunning pine console table has been painted in cream and has exposed plain pine. It's gorgeous! Ideal for a dining room or kitchen.



Trunk
£249 or £399 for a pair.
This is beautiful and would give a great retro/vintage twist to your childs bedroom or playroom!



There are many many more on that website but I can't put any more otherwise I won't have room for anything else!!






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Kitchen table made from recycled wood
£725
This could grace any shaker/country style kitchen. This has been done beautifully and I'd buy it in an instant if I could!




Victorian Armchair
£695
This has been restored and reupholstered in a lovely cream/white french linen. Gorgeous and looks super comfy!
First Aid cupboard
£39
This is so bright and gorgeously retro! This would look incredible in any minimal bathroom!
Three tier shelves
£285
This has been restored beautifully and would look lovely in a bathroom with some nice white lilies on top!









I love this website! Folksy is a place to buy handmade things, and for makers to sell their work and find supplies. Based in the UK, Folksy aims to reclaim craft and showcase talented makers and their work. 
It is more than likely that you can find anything you want for your home on here and may even be a one-off!

Because these are all sold by individual sellers I will link them individually.
1950's vintage bedside table
By Dear old blighty found at www.folksy.com
£135
This is painted in my favourite colour, lime green! This would look gorgeous in any room but I think it'd be best as a bedside table.



1960's up cycled dining chair.
By Dear old blighty found at www.folksy.com
£70
This could be placed in any room but would look lovely in the corner of a bathroom or in a hallway. It has been decorated brilliantly leaving the back plainly waxed giving it a very bespoke look.



Console Table
By Potts petal and green found at www.folksy.com
£180
This is really cheap actually! It's been done perfectly, it would look best in a large entrance hall or dining room.




Chunky Rustic Butchers Block 
By The Wood Recyclerman found at www.folksy.com
£299.99
This is lovely, especially with the carved heart detail. These are all made to order so if you wanted it larger or smaller this seller can accomodate! (I did say this website was incredible!)
 







 
Side chairs by Yngve Ekström 
£395 each (only two available)
Lovely spindled backed armchairs complete with original backrests. Fully re upholstered.
Robin Day sideboard for Hille
£3500
Extremely rare sideboard. Part of a dining room suite, the first ever Robin Day work to be produced. Made by cabinet makers Hille of London in 1949, using ash for the tops and sides, mansonia for the doors and cherry for the frame to produce this highly detailed design.  
 De sede sofa
£1450
An unusual de sede design, with a host of seating possibilities. The seat cushions can be turned independantly of each other through 90 degrees. 
And you know what? I think it's pretty cheap!
 


Proper Job Shop specializes in high quality 20th century design with a strong Scandinavian influence.



Metal Office Desk 
£250 
Asbolutely lovely, in my favourite vintage metal style! 



Steel industrial filing cabinet
£210










All Found at www.trainspotters.co.uk 
Trainspotters are specialist dealers in reclaimed industrial lighting, decorative salvage and interiors.



Communist abacus
£240 + VAT
An original communist-era abacus salvaged from a school in the Czech Republic. Every socialist minded child should have one  



1940's/1950's desk
£450 + VAT
 Salvaged from a university in the north of England. Sturdy aluminium bases, the chairs upholstered in leatherette and the tables topped in iroko. Upholstery is all in good condition. The iroko tops are characterfully graffiti'd and scratched, as to be expected considering age and former use.
25 Available!

All prices are on request, I won't go into detail on these because they're all spectacular but here's a few of my favourites!



Deep Purple Velvet Upholstered Sofa



A Pair of Lucite Z-Shaped Chairs on Brass Wheels

 

 

A Maitland Smith Designed Tesselated Stone Chair

 

A Set of Six Walnut 1960s Spoon Back Chairs

 

 

 

Found at www.theoldcinema.co.uk

 

1960's teak and steel desk 

£360 

 

 

American Barbers Chair

£550

 

Art Deco Coffee Table

£295

This curvy table is so unusual yet beautiful and practical! You won't find anything this nice that's new.












Hand painted Hooks from India 

£65

 

Apothecary/Merchant Chest

£450

They’re from Germany and you can imagine they would have contained weird and wonderful innards from days of yore. They’re very old and they’ll hold bits and pieces well but this piece of furniture is to be looked at too, what a beautiful thing.

 

1920's Fire Extinguisher Door Stop

£65 each (2 available)

How could you not want a 1920’s fire extinguisher as your door stop. Its so lovely to look at and does the job beautifully.


Okay so this was a really mammoth post but I've been a bit slack and I really couldn't miss any of these out! I hope you've enjoyed these, as I've enjoyed stumbling across them!

If you want a full list of websites and companies in the UK and the rest of the world that are selling Vintage, Retro and/or Antique furniture and lighting then visit www.retrostart.com

 And in the next couple of days I'll be uploading my favourite interior photos found online at the moment!



Sunday, 17 April 2011



So, as summer is fast approaching I felt it time to have a Garden Weekend extravaganza!
I'll be including furniture, accessories and any other bits and bobs that may arise, hopefully helping you to have a stylish, colourful summer!





I'm going to break this section down into shops, starting off with my favourite.





If you only have a small budget but you want bold, colourful items in your garden then you won't go wrong with this table and chairs!

Lacko - £25.53


....and matching chairs

Lacko - £15.31 each







If you've got lots of kiddies around and too many toys to keep out then this storage bench would be perfect place to keep their things and to plonk their bums on when they're having a rest!

Applaro - £81.69










This table, bench and 2 chairs set is an absolute steal! It's perfect for any garden or patio and just needs a few colourful cushions to make a vibrant cosy seating/dining area.

Tullerro - £81.69



Try teaming this set up with...

Saro - £12.25 each

or

Hallo - £15.31


And if you really want to go to town on this get a matching parasol!

One of these might match one of the Hallo cushions

Ramso - £8.16






The next shop filled with garden goodies is:






Starting off with some beautiful hammocks



Nautical Hammock - £31.99







Single Weatherproof Hammock - £60 (shown)
Family Weatherproof Hammock - £78





Fairtrade Hanging Chair - £80





Now onto Chairs....






Bird and Egg Deckchair - £135

(This also comes in other designs such as Rabbit And Cabbage and Pigeon And Jelly)






This nautical stripey little beauty will match a lot of the Ikea things I've put on here above!

Fabric Deckchair - £60
 






ABC Childrens Deckchair - £39.50






Three Wooden Mushroom Seats - £215






Now on to all the other furniture are notonthehighstreet.com



Rectangular Bistro Set - £395






Reclaimed Elm Furniture Set - £850





Loire Garden Bench/Day Bed - £1990 but worth every penny!









Next shop is...




It might not be the most obvious choice but surprisingly enough they have some gorgeous pieces of garden furniture in their collection!


Wake Day Bed - £499




Tropica Bed with Canopy - £499



Love Seat with Cushions - £299








Next Retailer:




Extra Large Padded Moon Chair - £55




Globo Spruce Wooden Swing Set and Stand - £549
Globo Spruce Double Wooden Swing Set and Stand - £749 (shown)








Rattan Garden Hanging Chair - £399









In this section I'm doing the same as before, sectioning this up into the various shops, including some of the ones used previously.





Solvinden Solar Powered Lamp- £22.46





Grava Plant Pot - £11.22





Hosto Bucket/Plant Pot - £5.10



Ostlig Plant Pot - £10.20





Hosto Watering Can - £6.12




Now on to:






Ceramic Bird Feeder - £20.50

Heart Bird Bath - £17


Handmade Indian Style Glass Lanterns - £29




Moroccan Glass Lantern - £33

Globe Oil Burning Torch - £23


Large Personalised Crates - £38



Living Art Frame - £55




Heart Table Cloth Weights set of four - £11.95



Next retailer...




Terrace fire pit - £89.99





Ergolife Chair - £29.9




Sun Jar - £11.99



Picnic Table Condiment Set - £14.99







This gorgeously designed chairs folds away! It's sturdy and reliable and absolutely yummy to look at!

Flux Chair - £109.99




Kozoil Bird Feeder - £24.99





Union Jack Sky Lanterns - £19.99






That's it for the post today but I will be adding more over the rest of today and tomorrow!

Enjoy